Megan Leavey

  Alberto’s Pick:  Megan Leavey directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite Stars: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton Meagan Leavey is about a young  woman who has a deadbeat life, without any ambition. She decides to join the military, searching  for some kind of direction in her life. She mets a military combat dog named Rex and…

Emma in the Night

Sara’s Pick: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker Two sisters vanish one night leaving a car and shoes at the beach. Three years later, one of them returns. Held captive on an island off the coast of Maine and finally escaping, Cass is frantic to have help finding her sister. But forensic psychologist Dr….

Just One Damned Thing After Another

Sara’s Pick: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research is a chaotic organization of historians, technicians, cooks, costumers, medics and other support personnel who send the historians back in time to observe and report back on historic events. The pods (don’t call them time machines) always smell…

Psychic Eye Mystery

Linda’s Pick: Psychic Eye Mystery Series by Victoria Laurie This is one of my favorite series. Each issue is a quick, easy read that keeps you riveted while being in awe of the main character’s psychic abilities. There are 16 books in the series with the 15th being published in July 2017. I’ve already recommended…

The Immortal Rules

Kathryn’s Pick: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa “To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness” I honestly went into this book with low expectations because I have read one too many “cliché YA vampire novels”. I am happy to suggest this book because The Immortal Rules turned out to be so much…

The Velveteen Daughter

Sara’s Pick: The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber This biographical novel examines the lives of two extraordinary women. Before the Velveteen Rabbit was published, Margery Bianco Williams’ daughter was more famous as a child prodigy painter than her mother. But it seems that fame at an early age can exact a terrible toll. Told…

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives

Cori’s Pick: Mrs Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer Quirky, humorous and heartfelt, Julie Lawson Timmer’s newest book had me at ‘Defectives’. After a very public (and humiliating) divorce, Markie and her teenage son Jesse run for the hills, leaving behind everyone they knew from their private school and country club past.  Looking…

The Maze Runner

Kathryn’s Pick: The Maze Runner by James Dashner Before picking up this book I saw The Maze Runner movie adaptation. The movie was interesting but never left me with the urge to pick up the book and discover more. Luckily, I recently changed my mind. After getting through the first few chapters I couldn’t put…

Court of Thorns and Roses

Linda’s Pick: Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sara J. Maas I really enjoyed this fantasy series. There are two beings on this world, human and Fae, which is a mystical creature that wields great power and magic; some even have wings. The story line is based around a human named Feyre and how…

All Fall Down

Dallas’ Pick: All Fall Down By Ally Carter Imagine you are thirteen years old and the most traumatic thing has already happened to you. Would you be glad it is over or would that single moment in your life haunt you forever? For Grace unfortunately that moment haunted her for the rest of her life….

Castle of Water

Cori’s Pick: Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge Castle of Water is Dane Huckelbridge’s debut novel.  Originally published in April 2017, somehow this unassuming little book didn’t cross my radar until August, and I was immediately intrigued. If I had to categorize this book, it would be adventure meets drama, meets romance, meets comedy…perhaps this…

Are You Sleeping

Sara’s Pick: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Thirteen years after her father’s murder a podcast by an investigative reporter threatens to unravel the life that his daughter has carefully constructed. Lying to her boyfriend, with a new name and new city, Josie is trying to keep her new life together. When her mother commits…